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Roland-Garros Stadium to host Paris Premier Padel Major

Roland-Garros Stadium to host Paris Premier Padel Major

April 5, 2022

The announcement comes as part of Premier Padel’s new plan.

Following a multi-year agreement with the French Tennis Federation (FFT), the Roland-Garros Stadium is set to host the Paris Premier Padel Major. The tournament will be held in Paris from July 11–17.
The Paris Premier is set to be the first in the Major category that has been announced in Europe and second overall as part of the Premier Padel circuit. The event is backed by the professional players of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) and organised under the governance of the International Padel Federation (FIP).
The partnership is backed by the PPA and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) and will be offering players and fans an ‘unprecedented premium experience around the professional sport’. The event will offer players 2000 ranking points and is committed towards development of padel at the different levels in France.
The Premier Padel has announced that it will be hosting at least 10 new tournaments including four Majors in 2022 and 2023. The Paris Premier Padel Major can be viewed by fans worldwide on various platforms such as ESPN, SKY, Viaplay, SuperSport and beIN Sports.

Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation, commented:
“We are absolutely delighted for our sport and for the players that padel, under the governance of the International Padel Federation, is played in one of the most emblematic venues and the most revered in the world, the Stade Roland-Garros.
“Padel is growing rapidly in France and we look forward to showcasing our sport in its best light to new audiences in this spectacular venue as well as viewers around the world, as part of this multi-year deal.
“The announcement and signing of the memorandum of understanding illustrate the mobilisation of the FFT for padel in France, under the aegis of the FIP internationally and with the support of Premier Padel, whose strategy, which is based on a professional approach, aims to roll out the circuit to new premier venues around the world and deliver a premium experience for players and fans alike.”

Gilles Moretton, President of the FFT, added:
“It is an honour to be the first European country to offer the best players on the planet a ‘Major’ padel competition. The FFT is proud to write the history of Padel by joining forces with the FIP and Premier Padel to organise the Paris Premier Padel Major at the Roland-Garros Stadium.
“This event will give padel a new dimension and strengthen the enthusiasm of the French for this discipline, which the FFT supports by means of a complete development plan.”

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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